Category Archives: Middle Grade Books

Winter Book Challenge

I have hosted and blogged about a number of book challenges in the past (like the January/February Book Challenge and Spring Book Challenge). It’s been a while since I’ve hosted a book challenge, and I know it’s a great way … Continue reading

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Interacting with Nonfiction Text

A few weeks ago, in anticipation of my 7th grade library visits, I asked the teachers what a good topic of focus would be for an activity. They said they were working on nonfiction text. In my searching for lesson … Continue reading

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Collection Development

Since we’ve been back to school this year, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time assessing our collection and planning for improvements this school year. At the end of last year, I ran some reports and compiled some data that … Continue reading

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Battle of the Books

Today we hosted the first Battle of the Books at CMS! I’m beyond pleased¬†with the way the event turned out and know this is going to become a favorite tradition at our school. I have to give a HUGE shout … Continue reading

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Go to Recommendations: Action/Adventure

One of the best things about being a librarian is connecting students with the right books. I feel like middle school is the time where kids really become life-long readers. They discover their reading preferences and start to read books … Continue reading

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Book Swap Planning

It’s now that time of year where I start to wonder where the year has gone. Today is the first day of the fourth nine-week grading period, which means this year is 3/4 DONE! This is also the time of … Continue reading

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Book Speed Dating

One of the most powerful things I can do for my students is work to promote reading for fun and helping students find books that they will enjoy. I feel like middle school is one of those key times in … Continue reading

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Cavalier House Books Book Fair!

One thing that I wanted to do this year to promote reading over the summer was to hold a book fair at the end of the year. I had my annual book fair back in the fall, so I wanted … Continue reading

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Spring Break Reading!

Today is my last day of Spring Break and it’s time I force myself back into reality. I’ve been soaking up some sun and doing LOTS of reading. Here’s where I spent my week on the beautiful Gulf coast: There … Continue reading

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Spring Book Challenge

We had so much fun with our January & February Book Challenge, that we’re having another one! First, my reflection on the January & February Challenge. I was blown away by how intensely some of our students got into reading … Continue reading

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